This song is off of Royce’s new album “SUCCESS IS CERTAIN“. Â For those that don’t know, Kid Vishis is Royce The 5’9 ‘s younger brother. He has been heating up mixtapes and dropping guest verses for a minute now and he’s no slouch. Vish spits with incredible intensity, punctuating his lyrics emphasis on every syllable, forcing you to sit up and take notice. The urgency in his voice leads you to believe he has something very important to say and you had better listen.
The first time I heard Vishis I didn’t know who he was and I remarked to someone in the room, “He kinda has a little hint of Royce 5’9. Not compeltely, but you can tell he is an influence.” That’s when my peoples laughed at me and let me know that he was indeed Royce’s lil brother, so of course he’s going to have similar vocal chords and a bit of his influence. However, upon further listening, he definitely has his own style and even different intonation. Vishis hangs back a bit more on the beat and his voice is more nasal.
I’d say the biggest difference between the two is the fact that young Vish might not have to go through the years of heartache and struggle as deals go sour and careers stall, trying to get on. He IS on, by default, due to his brother and all the connections that come with that. Now he just has to show and prove. So far, he is doing just that. Â Take a listen to the new joint with Royce (Little Daddy Shane / Big Daddy Kane overdoers? The hottest brothers out this summer? hmm) and if you like what you hear, check out the song Kid Vishis has with PH and MarvWon, on PH’s album “KNOW THE LEDGE” dropping next Tuesday. You already know …
Gotta hand it to OnSmash for this one. “Psycho” finds three twisted lyrical giants asking – and answering – the question,Â “Am I a pyscho?” Even though this is kinda an early 90’s underground style, most of the world never caught on to it. Some probably thought this was Em’s trademark, but truth be told it was all about the crazy raps in that era. Em just ran with it, did it better than most and took it farther with his whole Slim Shady persona than anyone else had. Pharoah and Joell are of that era and breed as well, so its plausible they spent countless hours in freestyle ciphers spittin’ this type of insanity, in their younger days, so this is just a fun trip down memory lane for them. I don’t know much about B.o.B’s background, but since he spit on that Slaughterhouse joint he’s definitely been rhyming on that -ish. Is psycho rap back? I don’t know, but this track is mad entertaining. Who kills it the most? Who’s verse is the sickest? I’ll leave that for you to decide (and argue about until the end of time, no doubt). Enjoy!
Kokayi â€œSummeryâ€ Ft. Substantial & Tamara Wellons.
Peace World. The weekend is here, itâ€™s nice outside and itâ€™s only right to have some music to go with all that awesomeness. Check out this track from my Big Bro,Â Kokayi, which features me andÂ Tamara Wells. Â If you havenâ€™t picked up his amazing, critically acclaimed album,Â Robots & Dinosaurs, click the link and make that happen. Â You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
There is no feeling like the first summery day after a long, arduous winter, and Kokayiâ€™s latest single Â â€œSummeryâ€œ, is the anthem for that feeling. The Grammy-nominated Washington D.C. native has been shining brightly as a multi-faceted musician since he debuted in 2007 withÂ Mass Instructions, with side projects ranging from recording tracks forÂ ESPN withÂ Stalley to becoming an in-house producer forÂ QN5 Music. His last album,Â Robots & Dinosaurs, released late last year, was highly acclaimed across the board, and his video for â€œRoxTarâ€ recently garnered aÂ mtvU.com Freshman Five win.
Now, as Kokayi preps a remix EP for Robots & Dinosaurs, heâ€™s releasing for the first time a song that had previously online seen release on vinyl, â€œSummery.â€ The track starts off with a â€œWOO!â€ which is the appropriate reaction to stepping outside on a warm day. â€œI wanted to try and capture that sunny feeling; I wanted people to pump this as they drove with the big 18â€²s in the trunk, so the bass knocks,â€ says Kokayi, citingÂ The Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeffâ€™s â€Summertimeâ€ and the general feeling of the coming season as main inspirations for the song. Kokayi also brought on Baltimore MC and fellow QN5 label mate Â Substantial and soulful songstressÂ Tamara Wellons to complete the funky, carefree production. â€œSubstantial is the homie; his perspective and voice always mesh well with the sonic creations I come up with,â€ explains Kokayi. â€œTamara was a no-brainer. She is a good friend and I love the tone of her voice, it just oozes sunshine.â€
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Kokayi â€“ â€œSummeryâ€ Ft. Substantial and Tamara Wellons